These tips ensure that your bread stays fresh longer and maintains its flavour and structure.
You can use best store bread in a plastic bag, which you store in a closed lunch box. This keeps the bread soft and tender for the longest time.
It is essential that the bread bin is clean and fresh, so without crumbs and condensation. Who likes bread with a crispy crust, saves bread preferably in a paper bread bag.
Do not store bread in the refrigerator. In it, it ages much faster. Starch in bread releases water between -5 ° C and + 5 ° C so that the bread dries out.
Sandwiches and sandwiches, on the other hand, can be stored better.
Primarily if you have invested with chicken, fish or meat products, given the chance of decaying the siege at too high temperatures.
Bread that you want to keep for a more extended period is best frozen. Preferably use it within a few weeks.
When you keep it in the freezer longer, it dries out a little. Bread can best be frozen in a plastic bag.
Once the bread has thawed, it is better not to freeze it again. It can not be wrong, but the quality quickly declines, and the ageing occurs earlier.
Reuse old bread
Do not discard bread that has become old anyway. You can still make many beautiful things with it.
You can quickly make croutons from old bread in the soup, French toast (“Lost bread”) or breadcrumbs.
Or you toast the sandwiches, nicely topped with for example cheese, tomatoes or meat products. View the recipes for more ideas and the way of working.
Other hard rolls that have softened, you put in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 2.5 minutes. And you have another crispy crust!
Tasty and healthier
Cut or break old bread into pieces and put it on the bottom of a baking dish.
Cover with a layer of fried and seasoned minced meat. Then add a layer of vegetables (spinach leaves, zucchini, grilled eggplant …) and a layer of sauce (bechamel sauce, tomato sauce …). Finish with a little cheese.
Tip: Press the layers firmly by hand or with the bottom of a large glass before adding the sauce. The bread absorbs more moisture and takes over the aroma of the meat and vegetables.